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Echeveria Blue Metal

When Can Succulents Get Sunburned?

Most succulents need the sun to grow well, but just how much sun can vary from one succulent species to another. Despite this need for sun, in some circumstances, succulents can suffer sunburn when exposed to the sun. Our nursery grows over 300 different species of succulents in sunny Australia, so we see year on year […]

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Succulent Flowers

To Cut Or Not To Cut Succulent Flowers

Succulents are mostly admired for their stunning, water swollen foliage and unusual shapes, but the flowers are quite beautiful as well. Succulent flowers come in many colours and shapes and mostly appear once per year, though there are species that flower more often. While succulent flowers grow for a purpose there are advantages and disadvantages […]

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Echeveria Romeo vs Rubin

Echeveria Romeo and Romeo ‘Rubin’ are closely related in the plant world but in many ways, they could not be more different. Rubin is a mutation of Romeo that not only differs in colour but also in its resilience. I grow both of these plants at our nursery and have over the years observed and […]

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Echeveria Ebony vs Lisptick

Echeveria Agavoides Ebony vs. Lipstick

Echeveria Ebony and Lipstick often get confused as their appearance can be quite similar, especially when both plants are fully coloured up. But there are subtle differences that help distinguish which is which. Ebony vs Lipstick- ColourWhile Ebony and Lispstick can look the same because of their pointy leaves and coloured margins once you look […]

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Sedum Rubrotinctum, Aurora, Pachyphyllum

Do Succulents Need Sunlight?

Most succulents need sunlight, so they are able to preform photosynthesis and grow well. How much sunlight will depend on the species of succulent and time of the year. Some succulents can even die due to lack of sunlight. The amount of sun succulents are exposed to will influence many things such as growth rate, thickness […]

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Do Succulents Like To Be Misted?

The vast majority of succulents do not like to be and should not be misted. The best way to water succulents is to drench thoroughly once the potting mix has dried up from previous watering. This also applies to young succulents and cuttings. One thing to remember is that the term succulent describes a great number […]

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How Long Before Succulent Cuttings Root?

Succulent cuttings can take between two weeks to over a month to root. How fast a succulent cutting sends roots will depend on the species, time of the year and sun exposure. The vast majority of succulents are incredibly easy to propagate from offsets and cuttings. However, the term succulent describes a vast amount of plants […]

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Sedum Pachyphyllum

8 Succulents That Will Never Grow From Leaf

Have you ever taken leaves off succulents in the hope of growing a new plant and nothing happened? There are a few reasons behind failed attempts at propagating succulents through leaf and one of the major ones is the fact that some succulents just do not reproduce through leaves. Below I will list plants that […]

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How Do Succulents Reproduce & Multiply?

When talking to our customers many mention how their passion for succulents started because they were able to multiply them so easily. Take a leaf, fast forward a couple of months and voila, new plant! But succulents have many other ways of reproducing. Below I will go through all the different ways succulents reproduce on […]

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Perle Von Nurnberg colour in winter

Do Succulents Need To Be Repotted

Succulents in pots, particularly mixed arrangements look amazing and many succulents can live in the same pot for a long period. But, as usual, it is not all straightforward. Some succulents do better in pots than others, some need to be repotted often and some will be quite happy in the same pot for a […]

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